Former Egypt national team manager Hassan Shehata has confirmed that he was approached by Nigeria and Ghana, but the negotiations failed to materialize.
According to him, the Ghana Football Association considered him as Avram Grant;s replacement but no deal was sealed for him to move to Ghana.
The FA in its search for the former Chelsea boss replacement re-appointed Kwesi Appiah as the new coach of the Black Stars team in the country’s bid to win the 2019 Nations Cup tournament in Cameroon after failing to do so in Gabon earlier this year.
The 69-year-old has parted ways with Petrojet after losing 1-0 to Nasr Lel Taa’deen at home, but he revealed that he is not thinking about retirement.
“I don’t think about retirement. I have received offers from the Nigerian and Ghanaian national teams, but the negotiations have broken down,” Shehata is quoted by Egyptian website KingFut.
“I want to take a break until the end of the season after leaving Petrojet. I have several offers from African and Arab national teams, but I will not reveal them now,” he added.
Shehata led Egypt to three consecutive African Cup of Nation between 2006 and 2010, but since then has failed to lift a trophy despite managing giants like Zamalek, Qatari side Al-Arabi, and Morocco’s Difaâ Hassani El-Jadidi.